For The Sake Of the Name

As they left the council, they rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer for the sake of the name. — Acts 5:41.

Today’s verses got me thinking. Over two thousand years later we are still fighting over who gets to claim the name of Jesus. Don’t you think God and Jesus are sitting up in heaven saying, “We didn’t see this one coming” or “They still haven’t figured it out.”

If a doctrine, organizing principle, or whatever a religion wants to call it isn’t grounded in “Love thy neighbor,” then it isn’t worthy “to suffer for the sake of the name.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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